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Lourinki

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Nov 24, 2013
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Hello,

Stephen King is my favorite writer for about 30 years but I hadn't ever thought that I could see him really, so I was amazed when I heard that he would go to Paris in November ! From Geneva, where I live, Paris is a little far away but with the TGV (very fast French train), the trip lasts 3 hours and half, so I could go to Paris two times during this great week : on 13th when he signed his books at the MK2, and the 16th for the show at the Grand Rex.

It was absolutly great, even better than I hoped : I could have my book signed (I had chosen "The Gunsliger") ! I was very nervous and moved when I was in front of him, I could hardly speak - even in french ;) I offered to him a box of chocolates (it's a speciality in Switzerland) and his reaction was great, enthusiastic and very kind. By the way, his kindness has been noticed by everybody : readers like me who met him, journalists, and people who watched him on TV.

3 days later I went to Paris again for the Grand Rex, and that was again a dream : King was smiling, funny, very cool and at the same time he said very interesting things about his writing, his choices, even his projects...

I really hope that he will come back to France, or anywhere in Europe, it was such a pleasure for everybody !

(Sorry for my english, I hope that it is at least understandable !)
 

kingzeppelin

Member who probably should be COMMITTED!
Apr 15, 2012
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Oxfordshire, UK
Hello,

Stephen King is my favorite writer for about 30 years but I hadn't ever thought that I could see him really, so I was amazed when I heard that he would go to Paris in November ! From Geneva, where I live, Paris is a little far away but with the TGV (very fast French train), the trip lasts 3 hours and half, so I could go to Paris two times during this great week : on 13th when he signed his books at the MK2, and the 16th for the show at the Grand Rex.

It was absolutly great, even better than I hoped : I could have my book signed (I had chosen "The Gunsliger") ! I was very nervous and moved when I was in front of him, I could hardly speak - even in french ;) I offered to him a box of chocolates (it's a speciality in Switzerland) and his reaction was great, enthusiastic and very kind. By the way, his kindness has been noticed by everybody : readers like me who met him, journalists, and people who watched him on TV.

3 days later I went to Paris again for the Grand Rex, and that was again a dream : King was smiling, funny, very cool and at the same time he said very interesting things about his writing, his choices, even his projects...

I really hope that he will come back to France, or anywhere in Europe, it was such a pleasure for everybody !



(Sorry for my english, I hope that it is at least understandable !)
Hello and welcome a board, and no need to apologise for your English it is very good indeed!:encouragement:
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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....mi englush ain't nun two fine needur...but you did very well and we look forward to getting to know more about the land of the Convention...(yep, that just proves I'm the once and future idiot of this Board)...
 
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